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network layer

(networking)
(communications subnet layer) The third lowest layer in the OSI seven layer model. The network layer determines routing of packets of data from sender to receiver via the data link layer and is used by the transport layer. The most common network layer protocol is IP.

network layer

The services in the OSI protocol stack (layer 3 of 7) that provide network-to-network (internetworking) for a communications session. Also called the "Internet layer" or "IP layer." See OSI model and Internet Protocol.
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The result was to subdivide what was previously called the communication layer into two distinct layers: one responsible for internetwork communications--which was then called the Internet layer and would later be called the network layer--and another responsible for intranetwork communications--which was then called the network access layer.
Together with IPv6, it is at the core of standards-based internetworking methods of the Internet, and is still by far the most widely deployed Internet Layer protocol.
Hughes currently sits eight winners behind Spencer and nine in front ofDettori on the 54 mark, and yet he can still be backed at 20-1 with internet layer SportingOdds, a price that looks overly generous if the signs so far are to prove correct.
The Internet layer, served by the IP (Internet Protocol) and ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol)
The Internet layer takes care of formatting your data into packets and figuring out where in the networking universe each packet should go.
The idea of having a standardized network or Internet layer security protocol is not new, and several proposals have been made during the last decade.
To ensure that, a decision has been made to shortly introduce IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6), an internet layer protocol for packet-switched networking.
Using a secure, redundant global infrastructure and multi-patented proprietary technology, MessageLabs scans email at the Internet layer to stop threats before they ever reach corporate networks.
A number of organizations are using managed services to secure their e-mail systems because they filter out threats at the Internet layer before they reach the enterprise network," said Maurene Caplan Grey, research director at Gartner, Inc.
The internet layer has grabbed some headlines by offering 33-1 that England are thrown out of the competition due to the misbehaviour of their fans.
Global companies with a clear view into today's most common and challenging security threats understand the benefits and logic of using managed services to eliminate risks at the Internet layer where they originate.
Internet layer Gamebookers is offering 33-1 that England are ejected from the tournament, but have been limiting clients to pounds 7 because of what they describe as strong interest in the price, although they last night raised the maximum stake to pounds 40.

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